HSB launches new IoT solution for schools

HSB announced a new customized IoT solution for schools, which protects school buildings and equipment against water leaks, freezing pipes, mold, and perishable goods spoilage.

HSB’s school solution is powered by “advanced algorithms” that consider multiple risk factors and work right out of the box, accompanied by a mobile app which allows school officials to check on property conditions in gymnasiums, locker rooms, offices and other school locations anytime, anywhere. HSB’s solution also includes digital collection of temperature data for compliance reporting that eliminates manual record keeping.

“We think of schools as bustling with students, teachers and activity. But what about when the school is empty? Perhaps at night, on a holiday weekend, or winter and summer breaks? Our IoT solution monitors property and equipment risks and sends an alert to proactively mitigate damages that traditional building management systems cannot prevent.” – Jack Volinski, HSB senior vice president.

HSB’s IoT solution for schools is available through school risk pools and property-casualty insurance companies that partner with HSB.

Since it began operation in 2016, HSB’s IoT program has collected more than 500 million sensor readings from client locations.